Handwritten scroll of The 120 Days of Sodom bought by French manuscript dealer and museum owner for €7m
The Führer starred in a 2012 comic novel by Timur Vermes. Its success suggests Germans now see Hitler in the same way as the rest of the world does, writes Philip Oltermann
New publication shows highly influential philosopher saw 'world Judaism' as driver of dehumanising modernity
The Ukrainian novelist was determined not to be cowed as rioting rocked Kiev and Russia moved troops into Crimea
Robert Harris has crafted a compelling narrative of state corruption and individual principle, writes Andrew Anthony
Swedish newspaper with access to author Stieg Larsson's files on former PM's murder tracks down former girlfriend of suspect
Rory MacLean: From Sally Bowles in Goodbye to Berlin to Alec Leamas in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Berlin's literary inhabitants bring the city alive
Alison Flood: After a children's book showing people naked is attacked, publishers and sellers begin anti-censorship campaign
An immaculately researched study of the Roma's history, language and customs challenges our longstanding prejudices, writes Peter Stanford
Gilles Pudlowski leaks details of three-star restaurants and says guide had lost the plot
Nanni Balestrini recreates 1966 tale using cutting-edge digital printing technology to make each version one in a trillion …
Runologist cracks the mysterious jötunvillur code – and discovers medieval 'text messages'
In this powerful though undisciplined account of the young women who taunted Putin, Carole Cadwalladr finds herself with a walk-on part in the story
Authorities deny they want to question Ludmila Ulitskaya over involvement in book mentioning homosexual families
Norwegian author of The Bookseller of Kabul turns her attention home for 'the hardest book I have ever written'